Love this pick.
I wasn’t sure Whitney Mercilus would be around at 26, but he was. Of course I wasn’t sure that the Texans would actually select Mercilus even if he was there at 26, but they did and call me a happy Texans fan tonight. Projected late 1st/early 2nd WRs Stephen Hill, Reuben Randle, Mohamed Sanu, and Alshon Jeffery were all still on the board. I would have been okay with Randle if Nick Perry and Mercilus were off the board – but lo and behold they were there for the taking, and I’m thrilled.
So let me get this straight – next season, QBs have to deal with Brian Cushing, Connor Barwin, Brooks Reed, JJ Watt, Antonio Smith, and Whitney Mercilus among the Texans’ front seven? Whoa. That’s a lot of high-motor monsters headed toward guys like… Blaine Gabbert. BUAHAHAHA!
Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow night! I expect we will see either or both of a WR and an OLineman.